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Originally Posted by coffeecat If it says that file doesn't exist, then it means the file is not on your desktop and you couldn't have followed the instructions to a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    If it says that file doesn't exist, then it means the file is not on your desktop and you couldn't have followed the instructions to a "T".

    From the instructions:



    Did you download the file? Where did you download it to? Have a look in your Downloads folder. Firefox downloads to the Downloads folder by default, so if the boot info script file is in your Downloads folder, you need to amend the command or move the file to your desktop.
    Followed to the T. downloaded and extracted it to desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gscheaffer View Post
    Followed to the T. downloaded and extracted it to desktop.
    Quote Originally Posted by gscheaffer View Post
    jr@jr-ET1161-05:~$ sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script.sh
    [sudo] password for jr:
    bash: /home/jr/Desktop/boot_info_script.sh: No such file or directory
    jr@jr-ET1161-05:~$
    I've just downloaded the zip file and it contains a file called "bootinfoscript" so clearly the instructions need updating. It's a new version - last time I downloaded it, it was still called boot_info_script.sh. I think you might have noticed yourself that the script is now called bootinfoscript, not boot_info_script.sh and that is why the command failed. With bootinfoscript on your desktop, run:

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    sudo bash ~/Desktop/bootinfoscript

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    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]

    Code:
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and uses an 
        embedded config file:
        
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
        search.fs_uuid cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec root 
        set prefix=($root)/boot/grub
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
        -----.
     => Grub2 (v1.97-1.98) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks at sector 
        1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and 
        looks in partition 5 for (,msdos5)/boot/grub.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /grldr /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /grldr
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /Windows/System32/winload.exe /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr 
                           /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr
    
    sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        
    
    sdb2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdb5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sdb6: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 11.10
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img
    
    sdb7: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 82.0 GB, 81964302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders, total 160086528 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2             206,848   160,083,967   159,877,120   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    
    
    Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1    *             63   243,066,283   243,066,221   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sdb2         243,066,878   312,580,095    69,513,218   5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5         308,654,080   312,580,095     3,926,016  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb6         243,066,880   304,723,967    61,657,088  83 Linux
    /dev/sdb7         304,726,016   308,641,791     3,915,776  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/sda1        6CC83980C839499A                       ntfs       System Reserved
    /dev/sda2        34A83E85A83E45A0                       ntfs       
    /dev/sdb1        44B81B69B81B592E                       ntfs       
    /dev/sdb5        b424cbcd-efb7-49c7-9712-4916bb5ae654   swap       
    /dev/sdb6        cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec   ext4       
    /dev/sdb7        605bfb8d-f679-439a-9d67-3842545d56c3   swap       
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/sdb6        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
    
    
    ========================== sda1/grldr embedded menu: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =========================== sdb6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
      insmod video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ext2
      set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-17-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-17-generic root=UUID=cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-17-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-17-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.0.0-17-generic ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-17-generic root=UUID=cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-17-generic
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    	recordfail
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	echo	'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec ro recovery nomodeset 
    	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='(hd1,msdos6)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6CC83980C839499A
    	chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sdb6/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=cc9bf2b1-6cdb-47b3-8d2c-d72ab801c2ec /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sdb7 during installation
    UUID=605bfb8d-f679-439a-9d67-3842545d56c3 none            swap    sw              0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sdb6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/core.img                             1
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic               3
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-17-generic               2
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic                  1
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-17-generic                  1
                   =                initrd.img                                     2
                   =                initrd.img.old                                 3
                   =                vmlinuz                                        1
                   =                vmlinuz.old                                    1
    
    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========
    
    sdc sdd sde sdf sdg 
    
    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
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    Kindly post the output of

    $ sudo fdisk -l

    (l small L)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nujinini View Post
    Kindly post the output of

    $ sudo fdisk -l

    (l small L)
    @nujinini, the OP posted this in their first post, and the output is in the boot script output that they have posted too.

    @gscheaffer, you might want to read this again:

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    That will be a great wall of text so, for clarity, you need to enclose it between [CODE] and [/CODE] tags. You can use the # button in the message toolbar for this if you want.
    Your boot script output is difficult to read and has lost formatting because you didn't enclose it between [CODE][/CODE] tags. We may need to refer back to this output again, so please edit your post and add the code tags.

    Anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by gscheaffer View Post
    Also No Boot screen at startup. Goes right into ubuntu.
    This is your problem, not that update-grub is failing to detect your Windows installation (it isn't failing). If you look at your boot script output, under the contents of grub.cfg, you'll see that you already have an entry for Windows in the grub menu. This bit:

    Code:
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6CC83980C839499A
    chainloader +1
    }
    The problem is that the grub menu is not showing for whatever reason. I'll need to do a bit of digging around and get back to you on this, but in the meantime, you can try this to get the grub menu to display (hopefully). At the BIOS screen hold down the shift key. This *should* reveal the grub menu. If this doesn't work, try tapping the ESC key repeatedly as soon as the BIOS screen appears and keep tapping until the grub menu appears. (This was a method to reveal the old legacy grub menu, but it should work with the grub2 that you have as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    @nujinini, the OP posted this in their first post, and the output is in the boot script output that they have posted too.

    @gscheaffer, you might want to read this again:




    Your boot script output is difficult to read and has lost formatting because you didn't enclose it between [CODE][/CODE] tags. We may need to refer back to this output again, so please edit your post and add the code tags.

    Anyway...



    This is your problem, not that update-grub is failing to detect your Windows installation (it isn't failing). If you look at your boot script output, under the contents of grub.cfg, you'll see that you already have an entry for Windows in the grub menu. This bit:

    Code:
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6CC83980C839499A
    chainloader +1
    }
    The problem is that the grub menu is not showing for whatever reason. I'll need to do a bit of digging around and get back to you on this, but in the meantime, you can try this to get the grub menu to display (hopefully). At the BIOS screen hold down the shift key. This *should* reveal the grub menu. If this doesn't work, try tapping the ESC key repeatedly as soon as the BIOS screen appears and keep tapping until the grub menu appears. (This was a method to reveal the old legacy grub menu, but it should work with the grub2 that you have as well.)
    OOoppppsss....My bad.. Thanks coffeecat for pointin that out!
    nujinini
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